A great way to alleviate some of your wedding day’s stress is to be prepared with your own bridal emergency kit — just like the ones used by professional wedding planners. We gathered all the information you’ll need to put together an awesome goodie bag filled with all the essentials required to deal with any wedding day dramas. To save space in your bag, try purchasing travel-size toiletries and items.
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Unexpected On Your Wedding Day Essentials
– Tissue or handkerchief – Breath mints – Blotting papers – Moist towelettes or wet wipes – Cell phone (turn the ringer off during the ceremony) – Compact mirror – Lip gloss, lipstick or lip balm – Make-up (mostly the shades you’ll be wearing that day) – Make-up remover – Swabs and cotton balls – Hand lotion – Toothpaste/toothbrush – Dental floss – Deodorant – Brush and comb – Bobby pins – Hair elastics – Hairspray – Nail file and clipper – Eye drops for redness – Contact lenses solution – Contact lenses case – Sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses – Double-sided tape – Sewing kit – Small scissors – Straight pins (for boutonnieres) – Safety pins – Lint brush – Clear nail polish – Nail polish (bride’s shade) – Nail polish remover – Stain remover pen (like the Hollywood Stain Remover) – Deodorant remover – Static cling spray – Pair of flat shoes – Foot cushions – Headache (or migraine) medicine – Antacid – Smelling salts – Tampons and pads – Band aids – Vendors contact information
If you’re looking for a nice bag for your emergency kit, we would suggest buying a monogrammed weekender bag or a cute bridal tote. Splurge on a great bag that can become a keepsake after the wedding by using it as a beach bag on your honeymoon or as a summer bag for years to come. We found a great website with a large selection of bridal tote bags at reasonable prices. http://bit.ly/f9kUkW
If time is not on your side and you really can’t find the right moment to put together your own kit, we found two great — ready-to-use — emergency kits for your big day. Both kit contains most of the essentials you would need on your wedding day, such as mending kit, dental floss, deodorant, mints, etc.
The second company, called Ms. & Mrs., also sells emergency kits for groom, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom. They could make really cute gifts for your bridal party. They also offer a smaller size emergency kit for brides called the Bridessentials kit.
Lastly, put your maid of honor, or anyone else in your bridal party, in charge of the emergency kit. Make sure they keep track of it all day. The bag should follow you everywhere — from your house (or hotel room) to the ceremony to the following reception. You never know when disaster will strike!